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Lens: DA* 16-50 Camera: K200D Photo Location: Mikkeli, Finland ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Horst-Helmut, 07-24-2010, 12:56 AM

Which destroyed the building completely."


These words are written in a paper (bottom of the pile, top center in the picture) I found when working. We were removing old insulation from a house that needed repairing and I spotted these papers between the sawdust.

These papers are from 1940 after winter war (Winter War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), they include reports and forms of war related damages caused by bombing of Mikkeli in -39-40, old tax return and insuration forms and calculations of the damages.

Just a snapshot of quickly arranged papers on the floor, nothing spectacular photography-wise. Don't have much time to take pictures when working. An interesting piece of war history saved from going to garbage.

One of the repairers was a Pentax shooter also, changed numbers and we're going to borrow lenses next week.

Just a story I wanted to share.

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Link to 1600px wide picture http://horsthelmut.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Forgotten%20%20found/Aarre-2.jpg/full
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Definitely something of historical value! Thanks for the interesting read

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Great story!
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